Presidential Biography Panel
Presidential biographers talked about the challenges faced by three very different presidencies. Topics included Jackson’s… read more
Presidential biographers talked about the challenges faced by three very different presidencies. Topics included Jackson’s search for a broader democracy in the 1830s, Garfield’s post Civil War service, and Coolidge’s struggle during 1920s prohibition. The talk was moderated by Hillel Italie, and participants responded to questions from the audience.
David Greenberg is the author of Calvin Coolidge. Ira Rutkow is the author of James A. Garfield. Sean Wilentz is the author of Andrew Jackson. All three books are part of The American Presidents series published by Times Books. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., the general editor of the series, attended this event a week before his death.
“Challenges to the Presidency: Jackson, Coolidge and Garfield” was a program in the History and Current Affairs series of the New York Historical Society. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Stephanie Benjamin Executive V.P. and COO New York Historical Society
- David Greenberg Assistant Professor Rutgers University->Department of Journalism and Media Studies
- Hillel Italie Staff Writer Associated Press->Literature
- Ira M. Rutkow M.D. Clinical Professor University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey->Surgery
- Sean Wilentz Professor Princeton University->History Department
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